Make your agency work for you.
If you have decided to use a recruitment agency to find staff, here’s some useful tips to get the most out of the service.
Do your research.
Decide which type of agency will be most suited to the vacancy you need to fill. Ideally, choose a specialist agency who has knowledge of your sector and can advise on typical salaries and job market trends. Visit their website to assess the quality of their service and the positions they are advertising.
Make sure you agree to the agency’s terms of business and determine the fees and rebate charges before you engage in their services. Understanding the costs upfront will avoid any tricky situations or hidden surprises later in the process.
Tell us everything.
Provide as much information about your vacancy and your business as you can. This will help the agency to focus on your key requirements, compile a relevant job advert and accurately sell your opportunity to potential candidates.
Ask for updates.
Feel free to ask for updates on your vacancy. An agency should maintain regular contact but please keep in touch! This will keep us up to date with your current circumstances and let us know you are still looking.
Let us know your thoughts on candidates who are forwarded for your consideration, even if they are unsuitable for the role. If you are not being sent relevant, qualified candidates please explain why so we can review and revise your vacancy requirements.
Tell us if you’ve successfully recruited elsewhere.
That’s great news – please let us know so we can remove your advert and advise interested candidates your opportunity is no longer available.